Movie of the Year: 1997 Princess Mononoke The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with Princess Mononoke!   [to the tune of the Annie-are-you-OK part of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”] Princess Mononoke! Studio Ghibli is all up in the guts of this podcast. We’re brave enough to declare we love the cinema of one…

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Movie of the Year 1988: My Neighbor Totoro The Taste Buds are discussin’ yet another hard-hitting, pull-no-punches drama with 1988’s Oscar-worthy My Neighbor Totoro, the movie that taught us that horrible forest monsters can be cute if they are furry and go into fugue states in between baring their oddly human teeth and bellowing in…

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